Thursday, July 11, 2013

Life is an adventure

Life is a miracle. It's a blessing. It's a gift. And it's an adventure. And we should all live it to the fullest. Take every chance you get and never let fear stand in your way.

There is a country sing by Tim McGraw that sums up my thouglife right now pretty accurately.

He said, “I was in my early fortiesWith a lot of life before meWhen a moment came that stopped me on a dime”

”I spent most of the next days, looking at the x-raysTalking ‘bout the options and talking ‘bout sweet times”

I asked him when it sank inThat this might really be the real end”How's it hit 'cha when you get that kind of news?Man, what'd ya do?”He said

”I went skydivingI went rocky mountain climbingI went two point seven seconds on a bull named Fu Man ChuAnd I loved deeperAnd I spoke sweeterAnd I gave forgiveness I'd been denyin'”

And he said, “Someday I hope you get the chanceTo live like you were dyin'”


This is something I have learned in the past year. And in the few short months I have adopted this philosophy, I have accomplished so much! For example, I recently went skydiving! SKYDIVING PEOPLE! That is something I never thought I would do much less had any desire to do! I have also taken on kayaking! And I never pass on a chance to go do fun things. I bought a season pass to Six Flags and White Water and have already been a few times this summer. I am playing tennis frequently and finding time to read more books. And I went yesterday to play some laser tag with my brother and friends. 

In short, I have been staying busy this summer. Which is also why my blogging time has been cut short as of late. Sorry! But I am loving life and all the adventures it has to offer!

I am now a little over 5 months out from being done with the chemo treatments. And I feel great! I am eating cleaner and working out regularly. I hardly ever think about the C word. And I sure as heck don't view myself as sick or in need of pity. In fact, I feel sorry for every else who doesn't have the capacity or the ability to view life as I do. A gift from God. And one in which I plan on living to the fullest.

This picture cracks me up every time I see it!

Live more. Love more. Never give up. And never let anyone tell you that you can't live your life the way you want to.